Shilpa Shetty, the Bollywood actress born on 8th June 1975 is the firstborn of Surendra Shetty and Sunanda Shetty in Tamilnadu, India. Her pet name is ‘Silly Pooh’. Her sister’s name is Shamita Shetty. Shilpa Shetty is 5’10” tall. She is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai with Diploma in Fashion Design from SNDT. She can speak easily in several languages viz. English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Tulu and basic French.

She began her career as a model with Limca. She made her debut in Bollywood in 1993 in Baazigar alongside Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, which was a big sensation. She co-starred with Akshay Kumar in Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994). In 1995 she performed with Saif Ali Khan, Govinda and Madhu in Hathkadi which was a flop. Having co-starred again with Akshay Kumar (with whom she had a relationship) and Sunil Shetty in Dhadkan (2000), she caught public attention.

She has been awarded a Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actress including nominations for Best Comedian for the movie Rishtey (2002). Till date, she has acted in about 50 films. Shilpa gained international recognition after the controversial incident on Celebrity Big Brother where racist comments were fired at her by her white inmates at the show and the row was aired by the media.

She managed to forgive her rivals, but the issue resulted in her winning the contest; she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Leeds Metropolitan University for her “dignity and poise” during the show. She is now happily married to Raj Kundra, an NRI businessman in South London.

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Shilpa and Raj’s IPL team suspended; Raj banned for life

Bollywood diva Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra has been banned for life from taking part in any cricket matches organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). A Supreme Court-appointed three member committee headed by former Chief Justice R M Lodha on Tuesday handed out ... read more

Shilpa’s hubby Raj Kundra slams Shahrukh's Frooti ad

The new ad jingle of popular mango-flavored drink Frooti endorsed by Shahrukh Khan doesn't seem to strike a chord with Bollywood Diva Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra. Calling the T V commercial as disgusting and tasteless, the entrepreneur slammed the actor for doing this a ... read more

Bollywood diva Shilpa Shetty Kundra turns 40

Bollywood diva Shilpa Shetty Kundra celebrates her 40th birthday today. The actress-turned-entrepreneur began her film career with the 1993 blockbuster ‘Baazigar’ alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. She is currently settled in the UK with her businessman husband Raj Kund ... read more

Shilpa’s hubby Raj and ex-flame Akshay launch channel

Raj Kundra, co-owner of Rajasthan Royals and Bollywood stunt hero Akshay Kumar joined hands for a new business venture. They have launched a new home-shopping channel, which will be aired from 18th March. The channel will be available across all major cable and direct-to-home (DTH) pla ... read more

Raj Kundra, Shilpa Shetty to sell Rajasthan Royals stake

The co-owner of IPL Rajasthan Royals, Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty have decided to sell their stake in the Indian Premier League team, Rajasthan Royals in the wake of Supreme Court finding Raj Kundra guilty of placing bets on IPL games. Shilpa’s dearest hubby in the morning tweeted about h ... read more

Shilpa Shetty meets Arnold Schwarzenegger in Macau

Even Bollywood celebrities can be star struck and that is what happened to the sizzling actress Shilpa Shetty when she met the Hollywood hunk Arnold Schwarzenegger on a trip. The thirty nine year old actress had been visiting Macau in China with her businessman husband Raj Kundra. The trip was to ... read more